Tlaib: ‘Direct Payment’ Just One Element of Reparations

In the aftermath of a House hearing last week on reparations for descendants of American slaves, a reporter asked Rep. Rashida Tlaib whether she supported them in the form of direct payments or investment in African-American communities.

“I support any opportunity for restorative justice and that can come up all above in some instances, but I think there’s a serious conversation happening in committee and I hope it continues to happen regarding reparations,” Tlaib answered.

“But I guess it should be determined by all of us and I can tell you at home it is direct payment that people want to see but also increased access to higher education, to real equitable funding in education systems, right now, across the country,” she added.